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Traditional telephony and broadband connectivity has been supported by a network of analogue copper lines known as the PSTN or the slightly more modern, but still outdated ISDN. This means that all solutions that still rely on PSTN/ISDN will need to move over to solutions that solely run via the internet or fibre technology. The deadline for the Switch-Off is 2025 – but it is a process that will be completed gradually, and it has already begun with the network becoming obsolete in locations around the UK.
If your business still relies on the PSTN/ISDN to power your solutions, the time to move to over to digital solutions is now to avoid your business communications, connectivity and business solutions being affected by the Switch-Off.
The reason the PSTN/ISDN is being shut down is because it no longer serves the needs of the modern world. We’ve moved on from only needing voice capabilities from our business phone system. We’re utilising video calls, instant messaging and other channels that the PSTN or ISDN wasn’t designed to support. We are also demanding more from our connectivity to power a range of business services such as communications, technology, security and more, which copper solutions don’t have the speeds or bandwidth to cope with. Instead, the world is moving on to digital solutions powered by full-fibre connectivity and delivering voice services over the internet.
Not only will moving to internet-based and fibre, digital solutions future-proof your business, it will provide a wealth of new features and opportunities too. From improving communications to boosting productivity, streamlining processes and providing a better experience for your customers, digital solutions have the power to take your business to the next level.
Not sure which is the best internet-based alternative for your analogue solution? Whether you need to move away from a legacy phone line or a PSTN-reliant connectivity solution, our handy guide shows you which services will become obsolete during the PSTN Switch-Off and the best alternative solution that your business can move to in order to keep your business moving.
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Many key solutions that use the PSTN will need to be replaced by internet-based solutions. This isn’t an exhaustive list of solutions that will be affected by the Switch-Off, but it will give you an idea of the solutions within your business that you will need to change to accommodate the phasing out of the PSTN/ISDN.
Openreach announces intentions to switch off the PSTN/ISDN in 2025.
Openreach strengthens the fibre network.
Over 200 areas in stop-sale phase - everyone within these areas are unable to add new PSTN/ISDN services.
Nationwide stop-sale by September 2023 - no PSTN services will be available to purchase throughout the UK.
Nationwide stop service - PSTN/ISDN is phased out and all reliant services will become obsolete.
We're here to make the move from the PSTN to internet-based technology simple, straightforward and cost-effective, by fuelling your digital transformation journey. Our range of products and services provide everything you need to replace or upgrade your existing solutions to future-proof your business, improve your operations and provide the best experience for your customers.
We helped LED Leisure move away from legacy technology that was slowing down processes and were no longer cost-effective, in favour of digital solutions. Through moving their business to the cloud and transforming their connectivity, we facilitated their digital transformation and future-proofed their business to help them thrive in the digital age.
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